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Stephen Lavery

Manager, Operations and Systems

Montréal, Quebec

About Stephen Lavery

Stephen is passionate about supporting close-knit teams in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to solve complex problems with technology. He brings experience in project management, business analysis, and hands-on system configuration to his role as Manager, Operations and Systems. Prior to joining CFC, he oversaw the implementation of data systems for grants management, led continuous improvement initiatives, and managed a portfolio of grants at Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public funder of workforce development programs in Boston. He came to Canada in 2019 to pursue an MBA at McGill University, which he completed in 2021 with concentrations in strategy and analytics. Most recently, at Grantbook, he advised and supported foundations in their systems implementation and transformation efforts as a project manager and coached and mentored a team of implementation specialists.

On weekends, you’ll likely find Stephen hanging out at a cafe or park, or perusing the nearby market to find the perfect fresh ingredients to indulge his passion for cooking. He loves to travel, has recently taken up a photography habit, and enjoys spending time with his pandemic puppy.